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An Inspiration To Latvians, No Pressure Ostapenko A Wimbledon Threat Too

An Inspiration To Latvians, No Pressure Ostapenko A Wimbledon Threat Too

Jun. 12 | By Randy Walker @TennisPublisher   Jelena Ostapenko’s upset win at the French Open is the biggest story in the history of tennis in the nation of Latvia. Ostapenko is the first player from the small Eastern European country, once part of the...

Roland Garros In The City Gives French Open Feel To Lower Manhattan

Roland Garros In The City Gives French Open Feel To Lower Manhattan

Jun. 9 | by Randy Walker @TennisPublisher   As part of an effort to enhance its Roland Garros brand in New York City, the French Tennis Federation has created a “Roland Garros in the City” promotion at Brookfield Place in lower Manhattan, in...

Athens, Georgia – The St. Andrews of College Tennis – Needs Consistent Rota Spot For NCAA Tennis

Athens, Georgia – The St. Andrews of College Tennis – Needs Consistent Rota Spot For NCAA Tennis

May. 30 | By Randy Walker @TennisPublisher   Legendary University of Georgia men’s tennis coach Dan Magill would often call Henry Feild Stadium and the University of Georgia tennis complex in Athens, Ga., as “The Mecca of College Tennis.” The label...

Former Davis Cup Champion Cliff Richey Saving Lives With His Books

Former Davis Cup Champion Cliff Richey Saving Lives With His Books

May. 10 | By Randy Walker @TennisPublisher   It was the summer of 2008 when I received the voice mail. The voice on the other end of the phone was serious with a Texas drawl. The man identified himself as Cliff Richey, who said he was calling on the recommendation...

The Professional Tennis Tournament That Time Forgot

The Professional Tennis Tournament That Time Forgot

Apr. 11 | By Randy Walker @TennisPublisher   The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in the Long Island community of Uniondale, N.Y. is the new home of an ATP tennis tournament starting in 2018. The former home of the NHL’s New York Islanders and the then...

The Issue With Davis Cup Not Many Talk About ….

The Issue With Davis Cup Not Many Talk About ….

Apr. 4 | By Randy Walker @TennisPublisher   Boris Becker once had a famous description of Davis Cup. “It takes a week to prepare, a week to play and week to get over.” Davis Cup, the most historic international team competition in all of sport, is a...

Next Up For Jack Sock, Jordan Thompson In Davis Cup

Next Up For Jack Sock, Jordan Thompson In Davis Cup

Mar. 30 | By Randy Walker @TennisPublisher   After his Miami Open quarterfinal loss to Rafael Nadal, Jack Sock can next look forward to a match next Friday on the other side of the planet against Jordan Thompson of Australia. That’s who Sock will likely...

Miami Open Is A Rare Title Missing From Rafael Nadal’s Career Resume

Miami Open Is A Rare Title Missing From Rafael Nadal’s Career Resume

Mar. 29 | By Randy Walker @TennisPublisher   Every all-time great tennis player not only plays against their opponents and rivals, but against history too. Players of this ilk always have an eye on their career resumes and are looking to add to legacy in...

Roger Federer vs. Juan Martin del Potro at the Miami Open was “Something Different”

Roger Federer vs. Juan Martin del Potro at the Miami Open was “Something Different”

Mar. 27 | By Randy Walker @TennisPublisher   It was SRO – Standing Room Only – at the Miami Open Monday when an electric atmosphere enveloped the tiny island paradise of Key Biscayne when tennis titans Roger Federer and Juan Martin del Potro...

Darian King Putting Barbados Tennis On The Map

Darian King Putting Barbados Tennis On The Map

Mar. 21 | By Randy Walker @TennisPublisher   I first heard of Darian King when he drew American Steve Johnson in the first round of the Olympic Games in 2016 in Rio de Janiero. I was working on the production team for NBC Olympics television in Stamford,...

What Are The Greatest Ever Matches At The BNP Paribas Open In Indian Wells?

What Are The Greatest Ever Matches At The BNP Paribas Open In Indian Wells?

Mar. 10 | By Randy Walker @TennisPublisher Jim Courier’ fifth-set tiebreaker final-round victory over Guy Forget in the final of the modern-day BNP Paribas Open in 1991 came up as one of the anniversaries from March 10 on my “This Day In Tennis History”...

High Platform For Jack Sock Playing At Madison Square Garden As New No. 1 American

High Platform For Jack Sock Playing At Madison Square Garden As New No. 1 American

Mar. 5 | By Randy Walker @TennisPublisher   Jack Sock is on a high platform these days. Not only is he going to compete in Madison Square Garden – the world’s most famous arena – as part of the annual BNP Paribas Showdown Monday night, but Sock...